sfumare

ItalianEdit

EtymologyEdit

s- +‎ fumo +‎ -are

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VerbEdit

sfumare

  1. (transitive, also figuratively) to soften or lighten
  2. (transitive, cooking) to boil on a low heat
  3. (transitive) to taper (hair at the back of the neck)
  4. (intransitive) to fade or fade away
    le nuvole stanno sfumando
    the clouds are fading away
  5. (intransitive) to vanish, disappear
  6. (intransitive) (of a color) (with in) to begin to resemble; to lighten (towards) (a different shade or color)
    un marrone che sfuma nel arancione
    a brown that begins to resemble an orange (color)
  7. (transitive, intransitive) to fade (into); to blur the edges, borders, etc.
    le linee del paesaggio sfumano nella luce del tramonto
    the lines of the landscape fade into the light of the sunset
    sfumare i bordini della figura
    to blur the borders of the figure

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